Midnight in a Perfect World: Rahill

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Zachary Wright

Rahill is a NYC-based Iranian-American singer-songwriter and founding member of Brooklyn garage-rock mainstays Habibi. With her band Habibi, Rahill garnered a reputation for alchemizing an eclectic range of influences, distilling them into captivating and heavy pop songs that gestured towards the modes and melodies of the Iranian/American household in which she was raised. These influences have seeped into her own solo music as Rahill, which she debuted in late 2022 with an EP of covers titled Sun Songs. This past May she released her debut solo album Flowers At Your Feet, an intimate and magnetic record that finds her reflecting on childhood and family, sifting through time, ultimately arriving at a state of quiet grace and self love.

Rahill's exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is an insightful exploration into her record collection as she shares influential favorites by Broadcast, Stereolab, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, The Durutti Column, and more.

Artist Title
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
Broadcast You Can Fall
Rahill Gone Astray
Stereolab Diagonals
Wayne Smith Life Is A Moment In Space
Spirit The Other Song
The Electric Prunes General Confusion
Cody Chesnutt Somebody's Parent
Lizzy Mercier Descloux Aya Mood
Section 25 Babies In The Bardo
The Durutti Column Future Perfect
Michael White The Blessing Song
Roland Young Coming Inside
Rahill I Smile For E


Midnight in a Perfect World, KEXP's weekly hour-long guest DJ show, airs Fridays at midnight. This multi-genre program features eclectic sets by a rotating cast of international and local DJ's, each building upon a party vibe to kick off your weekend. Midnight in a Perfect World  is made possible with support from New Belgium Brewing.

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